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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Kushal Poddar is widely published in several countries, prestigious anthologies included Men In The Company of Women, Penn International MK etc and featured in various radio programs in Canada and USA and collaborated with photographers for an exhibition at Venice and with performers for several audio publications. He is a lawyer and an English teacher presently living at Kolkata and writing poetry, fictions and sketching for an art-poem book. He authored, The Circus Came To My Island' (Spare Change Press, Ohio) and "A Place For Your Ghost Animals" (Ripple Effect Publications, Colorado Springs) and his forthcoming book is "Herding My Thoughts To The Slaughterhouse".

Kushal Poddar

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Don't Hold Your Breath

Not even your shadow can reach this place,
where I stand, in darkness, gazing at
the glitters of insects, now here, now nothing.